Spunk Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How do people in the town treat Spunk?

2. What can the men do to Spunk in Chapter 2?

3. What is Spunk's last name?

4. What is Spunk's occupation?

5. Whose partner does Spunk seduce?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the relationship between Joe and Lena.

2. Who is the winner of Hurston's story? How so?

3. From what perspective is Chapter 2 told? Why is this important?

4. Describe how Spunk dies in Chapter 4.

5. Why do you think the court decided that Spunk acted out of self-defense?

6. Who narrates the final chapter? Is this effective?

7. At what point does Spunk become paranoid that Joe is haunting him? How does this relate to his occupation?

8. What is the climax of Hurston's story?

9. How is Lena characterized in Chapter 1? Do you think this is a favorable description?

10. Describe the events leading up to the end of Chapter 1 and the confrontation between Joe and Spunk.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is the purpose of a foil in literature? Describe one character in Hurston's work that you believe is a foil of another character. Why do you think Hurston may have created characters that emphasize each other's qualities?

Essay Topic 2

Identify the concept of a tragic hero (or heroine). Describe one character in Hurston's book that you think can be described as a tragic hero, and explain what makes them fit the description. Why does Hurston decide to include this particular character in the book? What does he or she represent?

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast the deaths of Joe and Spunk. How is the way each of them die reflective of their characters?

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